Khal Drogo/Aquaman Jason Momoa Looks to Be Joining The Crow Reboot as Eric

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We saw him briefly as Aquaman in Batman v Superman, and a bit more in the Justice League trailer, but it looks like Jason Momoa is going to find time for The Crow reboot before his Aquaman solo film.

First reported by Mashable, Momoa is in talks for the film now being directed by Corin Hardy and of course based on the comic by James O’Barr. They pointed to this Instagram post from Momoa a few days ago that seems to suggest it’s a done deal.

I feel like I’ve been writing about The Crow for ages. Way back in 2011, Bradley Cooper and Mark Wahlberg were in talks to play the lead role of Eric, originally made famous by the late Brandon Lee in the 1994 adaptation of O’Barr’s comic. Next up was X-Men’s James MacAvoy, then Luke Evans, then Tom Hiddleston, then Alexander Skarsgård, then they went back to Evans, and the latest before Momoa had been Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston.

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was originally set to direct but he left the project and F. Javier Gutierrez took over. And now Hardy. For his part, O’Barr has been involved and wants to make clear this is not a remake of Lee’s film. “We’re not remaking the movie, we’re readapting the book,” he said in 2014. “Hopefully, this is one area the new movie being more faithful to the comic will come into play, and Eric won’t be going by Eric Draven in the new film.”

I appreciate Momoa’s work and I think he could be an interesting Eric for sure. Hardy is relatively new, having recently directed The Hallow, so I can’t speak to his contribution. What do you folks think?

4 Responses to “Khal Drogo/Aquaman Jason Momoa Looks to Be Joining The Crow Reboot as Eric”

  1. teenygozer says:

    There’s a charming clip on youtube of a Stargate panel at some ComicCon or other, filmed back when SG Atlantis was still on the air, where Momoa sits himself at the far end of the dais and says he’s fine there when Flanigan calls for him to sit next to him, further up the table where all the major characters were sitting. “Nah, I’m okay here, I’m not the strongest actor,” he says, self-deprecatingly, and his bestie, Flanigan, reacts with outrage at the self-insult–“What are you talking about? You’re great!” I remember thinking that I hoped Momoa would get his buddy-who-stuck-up-for-him a cameo someday in the future when Marvel tapped him to play Prince Namor. ;)

  2. lev36 says:

    I welcome any chance to see more of Jason Momoa. Though I usually have to watch everything of his at least twice so I have a chance to notice the rest of the movie or show.

  3. That Which Dreams says:

    I would have preferred an Erica. Bex Taylor-Klaus, anyone?

  4. Why do we need to remake Eric Draven’s story when The Crow is tailor made to tell new stories with different kinds of protagonists?